I love seeing the Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Big Island. They’re everywhere! But they’re very hard to find on Maui and Oahu, and nearly impossible on Kauai. According to sciencing.com, “In 1974, a student at the University of Hawaii released eight gold dust day geckos, a native of Madagascar, into the Upper Mano Valley [of the Big Island].”
Originally this post was named “The Worst Day in Hawaii!” to go with my “The Best Day in Hawaii!” post. However, in the weeks since we left, Kauai and Oahu have been hit with record flooding and devastating mudslides, and the Big Island has endured earthquakes and CRAZY volcanic eruptions! So many people have been displaced with no homes to go back to 🙁 So in retrospect, our day really wasn’t all that bad.
After a week of trials and tribulations, we finally had an absolutely wonderful day on the Big Island! Thanks 100% to KapohoKine Adventures 🙂 One of the things on our must do list was see lava. And since we couldn’t see it by boat and couldn’t hike to it, that meant driving back to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.